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Old 03-19-2003, 06:34 AM   #1
Timo
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Default Chapter'/Indigo drops commissih

Well this is a total drag...

Effective March 25th Chapters Indigo (the cdn alternative to Amazon) is dropping its commish rates from 15% to 5% (commish junction)

I was about 2 weeks away from finishing my Canadian Amazon alternative too. <sigh>

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Old 03-19-2003, 08:14 AM   #2
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Yuck. I don't make a lot of sales through Chapters Indigo but that 15% commission sure was nice when I did make a sale.

Alternatives to Amazon are pretty wretched. I wish there was a way to break free of their affiliate program without having to use several alternatives. Word on the street is that B&N doesn't convert as well and their affiliate support is almost non-existent.

I pulled all my Toys 'R Us links on Amazon because of their idiotic 'Pick-up at Store' option that subverts the affiliate commission. I switched them to eToys on CJ. That puppy doesn't convert at all. :sigh:

Kind of reminds me of that line from Alice in Wonderland, "You have to run as fast as you can to stay in the same place."
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Old 03-19-2003, 08:44 AM   #3
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Default ugh

How very frustrating.

Our dedicated Canadian users have asked me to partner up with Canadian Affiliate programs so they can shop on-line and support the site. We were hoping to see chapters play a large part

It still will as at the end of the day I would rather give the $$$ to a non amazon company. Its not that I have a hate on for amazon, I just like to spread the $$$ around a little so I am not reliant on any one company or any one particular form of advertising.

Regarding B&N
We tested and had minimal success. <disclaimer>The test was limited (search box only)so we do intend to test on a broader scale via Product Links. I think people went there when they couldn't find what they wanted at amazon(which continues to convert well for us.)

B&N
impressions 12,072
clicks 281

Items Ordered: 9
Ordered Sales $113.85
revenue: $5.69

CPM: .47
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